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commemorate today the 16th anniversary of our sister city of cord signed in san francisco in 1976. during this period, we have twice received official visits of the mayor of paris and paris has received three different mayors of san francisco. and each visit has led to projects and agreements between our two cities that have been beneficial and advantageous to each. there is even one exchange in the field of fashion wean the academy of art and university and the most famous fashion schools in paris that begin at the beginning of our relationship and continue stronger than ever today. gladys pamer, the director of the department of fashion, gladys pamer, our sister city committee member is here today, we have worked closely in the area of public transit, thank tos you, mr. mayor, the urban furniture that you showed us in paris now exists throughout san francisco, whether it be the bus stops, public toilets or the french kiosks used to distribute newspapers or other products. thanks to our relationship, we saw for the first time a successful bike share program and i still have my ca
, but i'm skeptical. >> what are your thoughts on the city's economic development? are we on the right track? what would you like to change about the city's approach to developing economies? >> in the chair of the land use committee this year, and i was vice chair last year with our former chair from the bayview hunters point area. i guess i approach land use and economic development from a different perspective. i'm not against development, but i want it to be equitable so we look at the lowest income populations or even middle income populations so that residents have a strong say as development moves forward, whether it is the park ridge said development in the southern, western part of the city or even treasure island with there's many low-income families that currently live there. but it is a strong voice for the residents that currently are there. we also want to see new people moving into the city, and hopefully, we focus also on families and housing that provides better homes and home opportunities for families, but i always say that i support equitable development. i also do f
bvaer -- baer. >>thanks renel. tony's recording is a huge part of not just the city tradition but the san francisco giants tradition. since we have been in the new ball park, it has been played a total of 573 times after giants wins, including playoff wins and including world series wins. [applause] importantly, you know, we almost lost the giants. in 1993, we made some desperate calls to tony when the team was saved, and we asked tony -- there is only one person that could kick off the new generation, the new era of giants baseball on opening day in 1993, and that was tony bennett. he sang "god bless america" and "i left my heart in san francisco" on that date. it was an unbelievable day. it brought down the house, as did your performance at the all- star game. as did your performance at the world series. you are a huge part of the san francisco giants. as we all know, you have not arrived until you have your own bobblehead. [laughter] last year, we created a created abobblehea -- a tony bennett bobblehead for tony bennett night. it has a voice chip, and when you push the hea
of our sister city committee which has many exchanges which we're going hear about more of them today, mayor lee, you have been mayor for almost two years, and as you know, the mayor of paris has been mayor for 11 years, and look how young he is, so there's hope for you. we have just had a meeting inside and the mate -- mayor has made a promise which tom and i and matthew, we're going to make sure he keeps that promise and he says, next year, we're going to paris, so tom horn and i are going to be the advanced team, we're leaving with the mayor on a sunday when he goes back. so, may i introduce our mayor, a newer mayor than the mayor of paris but one we are proud of and we will be hoping that he is planning the trip very soon, so may i present mayor lee. [applause]. >> thank you, charlotte. >> well, thank you, everybody, for coming here today. as you can see, there was excitement in the air when the mayor of paris comes to san francisco and i want to welcome him, i want to welcome the council general office as well, this is an exciting moment for me, waiting 6 years since his last vi
't no city like the one i got. ♪ you know it don't come better. every city day, the sun rises up around me. ♪ supervisors, you can make the district bird sing harmony. ♪ every drop of rain, it's a reach -- happy retirement ed harrington, at the puc. ♪ when you smile so warm and tender, you're a sight for city eyes to see. ♪ hey, ain't no city like the one i got. ♪ you can bevy up when it's down,i'm going. ♪ put a little city hall music in my day. ♪ wouldn't be surprised if the city budget keeps growing. ♪ budget keeps growing bigger each day. ♪ ain't no city like the one i got. ♪ it's a real good friend all the way to land's end. ♪ ain't no city like the one that i love, gov. looks like outside with the symphony... ♪ it's time to begin the city begin. ♪ it's time to begin the city begin. ♪ it's time to begin, you know what i mean. ♪ it's time to begin the symphony begin. ♪ let them stay, let them play. ♪ let the begin all the day. ♪ let it begin the begin. >> president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> good evening, members of the board of supervisors. m
. permit compliance is up. the violence is down. a variety of entertainment is what makes our city great. we will touch on the upcoming party legislation -- party bus legislation and a safe place for our youth to go. after our panel discussion will have some regard groups so we can share ideas and brainstorm. we have a very luminary panel here. right now, i would like to introduce our cheap -- chief of police. [applause] >> good afternoon. i also am not john newlin, and i have less hair than him. [laughter] is a pleasure to be here for the second year. there are fewer people here. that might be because it has been a good year. as audrey suggests i believe that is because of partnership is up. we want to be a police department that you are comfortable calling before anything happens with out fear of having us say, no, we are going to shut it down. we want to work with you to make it happen, but it means as safely as possible. certainly, alcohol always played a role as well as the age of the patrons, and on and on. again, please give us a chance to further develop the trust that we have be
the first of its kind, there were bumps in the road. but it has succeeded to the point that other cities are opting in, even cities from outside of the county. i also just want to note that over the years, this board has given repeated direction to the puc to move afford with this. and a few years ago, the puc was considering a proposal that was not particularly strong, and it was set aside. staff has now come forward, and the puc has now come forward with a proposal that i believe everyone, even those who do not support, will say is better, significantly better than the last one. this will provide competition. it will provide a choice for consumers. i struggled with the opt out issue. and i wish that there were a better way. i wish that we could have some sort of workable opt-in. i thought about potentially voting against this because we didn't have the extra time to figure that out. but on balance, i think that consumers will have a choice. there will be ample opportunity for people to opt out. and for those who, for whatever reason, don't and then decided they want to opt out there wi
or into the parking lot of city college to actually access phelan through that way rather than getting on ocean avenue. i think it isv' a really great opportunity that shouldn't be missed as we're moving forward on transit improvement. >> sure. and i know they are going through some extensive community outreach right now so we'll get back to the project manager and talk to him about that. >> commissioner olague did you have a question about that? >> [inaudible]. we can wait till it's over. >> i think they're wrapping up. >> it's over. >> okay. so, commissioner olague. >> okay. i guess getting back to the masonic fix, 18 million, i think 9 million has been identified. has the other 9 million been identified yet to fund the project? >> i'm getting a no. >> okay. >> so, we're expecting to see this project for the one bay area grant. so, that will be competing in that grant program and we'll be looking at that funding source and other possible local sources [inaudible]. >> good afternoon, commissioners. jonathan rivers with the mta. so, we've been working with the authority for a couple months on a full f
they will demonstrate again what these officers do every day, and that is keep this city safe. the command staff and commission will be available for pictures. family and kids for sure. if you can get your metal back from this little guy. thank you very much. hopefully we will see you all again soon. keep the officers in your thoughts and prayers. keep them safe. [applause] >> hello. welcome to "meet your district supervisor." we are here with supervisor mar, who was elected in 2008 and is about halfway through his first term. we will get to know them and talk about the toughest issues they have been facing. welcome, supervisor. thank you for joining us. let's start by talking about your background, where you grew up. >> i grew up in sacramento, california, in the south area. went to public schools. ended up in uc-davis. made my way out to san francisco when i was a college student, and i sat in the class is in san francisco state as well, and i remember growing up at that time around clement street. we call the richmond district the new chinatown in the 1980's at that time. just being around th
up for the building inspection commission. [adjourned] >> welcome to city hall. thank you for joining us. thank you for coming out. i want to thank members of the board of supervisors. i want to thank them for being here in this joint recognition of our commissioners and members of 14 different bodies that will be appointed today to committees and commissions. i want to thank all the friends and family for joining us. let me say how excited i am this past week, i have been watching a certain convention. next week, we will have an even more exciting convention to watch. it is of course, in the spirit of the expected national, regional, and state elections we are preparing for. it is also a reminder of the importance of our civic duty and all the different departments we have created. public engagement is extremely important to the way we run government in san francisco. it has always been about public engagement. we need the last bodies come a different viewpoints, different economic classics -- classes, ethnicities, and regions of the city to be well-represented on everything we do be
there was a violation of [inaudible] in implementing the original ordinance, the city won that lawsuit, but primarily, it won that lawsuit based on the fact that -- and i quote, the ordinance affects employers but it leaves plain administrators right, it does not force employers to provide any particular benefits or plans or alter existing plans, or to provide plans or employee benefits at all, we believe if the city were to try to ban hra's, there are hundreds and hundreds and businesses and thousands of employees who have that benefit that would be forced to change that benefit and therefore would not be legal, and then in regards to we were asked to comment on i believe finding 5, it is something that we're not -- we don't have a position on, it's an mra, it's the city's plan, so we did not comment specifically on that, but otherwise, i'm very happy to address any other questions or if you have any issues. er >> thank you, mr. black, colleagues, any questions, okay, thank you, so those are all the presentations we have, i want to thank all the speakers from the departme
knowledge, they have been the leading power behind the most of the people being evicted out of the city of san francisco in terms of the laws that they lay, what they're, the arrogance of their position. when you have the residents go before them because they are not being, they are not under the eye of observation. then you really see the bad side of why you need to bring this organization to the light where they could be observed. i think it's a good thing but by the same, we need it done like 25 years ago. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. next speaker. >> my name is [inaudible] ladies and gentlemen. the history goes back to 25 years ago to the housing authority and my statement i have been using at your commission for years, ain't no mystery, check your history. ladies and gentlemen, there's deeper history in what we're talking about with the city government channel. i'm the one that started that, i'm not going to get the hand for that because of same things the housing authority tenants went through 20 years ago. ladies and gentlemen, i am happy, tickled not pink by black right
city. a specialist in francisco. >> the problem with san francisco is that women's suffrage as an idea was associated. >> susan b. anthony joined the provision party. a deadly idea in san francisco. liquor was the foundation of the economy. and >> anything that touched on the possibility of prohibition was greatly and popular. >> the first campaign was a great effort, but not a success. >> the war was not over. less than one decade later, a graphic protests brought new life to the movement. >> women's suffrage, the republican convention in oakland, this time it was the private sector response. 300 marched down the streets of the convention center. women were entitled to be here. >> joining together for another campaign. >> women opened a club in san francisco. it was called the votes for women club. if she could get the shopkeepers to have lunch, she could get them to be heard literature. the lunch room was a tremendous success. >> it was the way that people thought about women willing to fight for a successful campaign. what happened was, the social transformation increase the boundar
with that, i'm happy to take any questions. >> i may permit consultant in the city. i want to thank you for coming to this because it shows that you really care. i want to ask you a question. some of then transfers for an eatery that serves beer and wine to patrons, when someone wants to transfer or someone else wants to buy the license, if it says on there now live music or no entertainment, and the new person that -- no live music or no entertainment, and the new person that purchases it, they want to modify the conditions. they realize if a petition to modify the conditions, they run the risk of maybe not having the license transfer to them should the modifications be declined. some of these laws on the books a little archaic, and i will give you an example. we now have live entertainment in san francisco, which allows amplified music until 10:00 p.m. if the conditions has no entertainment, and the entertainment, it also includes this limited live provision. we have determined in the city that this legislation is good -- good legislation. there's no conditional use requirement to
7, i would agree with that statement and incorporate the city attorney's spops to finding number 7 which states that a business commits consumer fraud if it assesses a surcharge for a stated purpose with the knowledge that it will use the money for a different purpose. with regards to responses to recommendations for recommendations 1, 2 and 3, i would recommend that we not implement those recommendations, for the first recommendation, i think we state that recent amends to the hcso adequately address the issue of consumer fraud, the board of supervisors support businesses identify how to cover their cost within the individual business models as long as it is done within compliance of the health care ordinance. such investigations are within the purview of the state..[reading].. tax collector. >> excuse me, president chu, are you specifying this recommendation will not be implemented? >> correct, for recommendations 1, 2 and 3. with recommendation 3, the finding should be that the board of supervisors defers to the district attorney's ongoing investigation, the board does have the
years of distinguished service to the city and county of san francisco. could i have a second to the motion to adopt the resolution? seconded by supervisor campos. this resolution has a requisite purely commendatory finding as well as brown act funding. any public comment on this? seeing none, same house, same call. without objection that shall be the case. madam clerk, read the in memoriams. >> clerk calvillo: today's meeting will be adjourned in memory of the following individual, on behalf of supervisor cohen, for the late mr. robert allin allen price. >> president chiu: is there any more business in front of the body? >> clerk calvillo: that concludes our business for today. >> president chiu: ladies and gentlemen, we are adjourned. >> (roll call) a> item 4, moved to approve the minutes. all those in favor? aye. >> two is a go we lost john baker, i highly regarded 28-year employee. in 1984 he started as a track worker, became finally track superintendent. he will be greatly missed and i would like to ask the board's consent to adjourn in his memory. >> one more communicat
we can as a city support neighborhoods like the ones in district 11, district 10 and the outlying districts, district 7 and in 4 that have fewer options for transit. just want to make sure that we're moving forward, we take that into consideration and how that could be -- so it's really a part of transportation plan for the city. >> thank you, commissioner avalos. that's an excellent point and we'll make sure we continue to look at that. commissioner wiener. >> thank you very much. and i just want to follow-up on commissioner avalos's point. i do think equity is important and i'm glad that commissioner avalos mentioned accretion of new housing because density equity is also important. and i do believe a transit investment should be tied to a community's willingness to accept increased density and i can say in the south and southeast we are experiencing housing growth in market octavia. we're having thousands and thousands of new units through an area, market street, that's poorly served with transit. so, i do believe a density equity needs to play a role because there are parts of
training for our police on how to deal with the city's young people will ensure safety between the police and our youth. in our historical joint hearing between the police and the youth commission on march 7th of this year we had three simple recommendations that were agreed to by the chief. one of which included an updated m-o-u and i have three here for you so you guys can see. one of which included an updated m-o-u in addition to a widespread pamphlet and training for officers when encountering youth on the streets. we still don't know what [speaker not understood] on two of those recommendations. however, today fortunately for the youth the m-o-u was the topic on today's agenda. and the youth commission strongly urges you to consider all the recommendations and concerns brought to you by the great city's young people. thank you all for your time. >> thank you very much, commissioner. (applause) >> and thank you for continuing to serve as an example to the young people in the city. is there any other member of the public who would like to speak? seeing none, public comment is closed. i
and consistent with the city's general plan and there's a next step of approvals in this process, we were in conversations with the san francisco planning department which will give a planning referral prior to future approval for this project. hours in operation would have proposed to operate a high quality, affordable seafood restaurant seating for up to 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors, it's from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., they have the option to open for breakfast at 7 a.m. should they determine a demand, the closing hours will be reviewed at the first six month of operation when the department can analyze the effects that this operation has on the surrounding area, they will measure the impact of the surrounding community, that's failure to follow hours of operation, impact of lighting in the surrounding aria, garbage from the restaurant and any health violation that is are reported. the department has been meet witching -- meeting with the community and there have been a number of issues that have come up, amplified sound and aggressive signage, in response to those neighborhood co
companies will look elsewhere for labor. >> it is a big, busy city. >> they will look for people like this person working as a head hunter. >> brazil has a huge demand of technical professionals to fight for the growth of the country. the problem is not to construct, it is when you need to construct a more complex construction, for example, a dam or a highway. >> or even a world cup stadium. for the big games in 2014, they're building a showcase to the future. it needs educated brazilians to make that future success. and what an impressive stadium it is. can brazil build that an educated workforce? i am joined by the professor of economics. thank you for joining me. do you think it is possible for brazil to do what it needs to educate its workforce? >> it is possible to do it. the a brazilian workforce is not very well educated. the quality of education is low. but it is possible to improve our education by investing our resources. we should improve the performance of our teachers. >> wages are very low, $10,000 a year. >> they are very low. in order to improve the situation, we need
customer. by using private reimbursement plans instead of the city's medical reimbursement account, these same employers are legally able to reclaim the ma jart amount of funds intended for employee health care, thus, increasing their profits even more. the jury feels that the blatant capture of funds is at the expense of employees who are not receiving money earmarked for health care, nor are the customer who is are paying the surcharge for what they honestly believe is for employee health care. in reviewing the armorial intent of the health care program, we reminded ourselves repeatedly that this program is about providing health care for employees, not creating additional profits for businessess, the jury has no issue with restaurant eurs raising their surcharge, a significant number of restaurant owners are benefiting from the addition of surcharges which are represented to their customers as being for employee health care. this is a clear violation of public trust, despite the koe and chew legislation passed in 2011 which did not close the loophole ins the security ordinance b
in the somalia city of kismayo. that's where kenyan and somalia government troops have launched an assault. kenyan soldiers and somalia government troops advanced on kismayo from the north, south and from the sea. an army spokesperson said that government forces are expected to take the city within hours. militant fighters are reported to have been seen north of the city. reports now from nairobi. >> the kenya military say they launched in the early hours of friday morning, fighting alongside smally government soldiers, they made advances biland and sea. his man had so far met no resistance. but the incursions appear for the moment to be confined to the outskirts. they've seen no soldiers advancing inside the city proper. last week, they appeared to be making preparations for an exit, moving out fighters and equipment. but it seems like they will not release kismayo entirely without a fight. it is their last urban stronghold. the port, the second largest in somalia is a crucial source of revenue for whoever controls it. but the fall of kismayo is not necessarily the end of the control. the
-american of migration czar outside of city hall. i have been there through the unfinished agenda of migration and all of it. lee knows that and everyone else in the city knows that. i'm here to proclaim that i'm the czar. and everything, all five issues, education, economic development, all those issues are something that's been passed down under, hasn't been taken care of. i'm glad to see the education part of this is coming forth because without the ebbv indication we cannot have nothing. i'm here to say and ed lee, hear me loud and clear because it starts from room 200. everything that -- all these boards, they're listening right now. mr. ed lee, this a-c-e and i'm telling you i'm on the case and we're going make sure that we implement this outmigration in my lifetime for my three kids. the thing about it, why i'm so adamant, ladies and gentlemen, i've been doing this for 20 years. but i have children that have children that have children. so, therefore, i'm here representing three cs. it is sort of historical. yes, i'm 58 years old, but i have great grand kids and all be damned that i've been her
to the city option, sort of also referred to as the healthy san francisco program x and 7% of the money went to reimbursement programs as a general category, the vast majority of that specifically to health reimbursement accounts or hra's, i think that# indicates and shows that the vast majority of employers who provide health insurance to their workers provides the vast majority to have spending are complying with the spirit and intent of the ordinance. looking just specifically at reimbursement programs as a general category, we did see the reimbursement rate increase sleekly from 2010 to 2011, that number went from 20% to 26%, and we found slightly more employers were utilizing reimbursement programs, that was a point that's been mentioned here. that 29% of employers, up to 32% of employers were using these forms of reimbursement programs, looking just as hra's which has been the source of some policy sdrution and much of the grand jury's interest here, 20% of employers, 373 employees allocated 66 million million dollars to these programs, 11 million dollars was reimbursed, 5 5* 5 million
observations as i compared our city attorney's response to the same question, our city attorney said, yes, consumer fraud is committed, you clarified the burden of proof required in the criminal context from my perspective, i think that makes sense, these type of consumer fraud cases are pursued from our civil attorney, i wanted to make that first point, but secondly, i think what ms. crevette was saying, rather than having a surcharge for health care, they broaden that language and said it was a surcharge for the cost of doing business in san francisco, that's a very different set of issues and it might be a set of issue that is we may want to tackle at a later point but it gets us beyond the health care situation, it could be surcharge that businesses justify because of our city's living wage law, sick leave, health care and all the compendium or payroll tax, all of the variety of cost of doing business and this is why i think i understand from what you're saying, that would be harder to prosecute, i completely understand that. we may decide that's a problem, but i think that's what i h
. >> thank you very much and we thank mr. larkin for his willingness to serve the city and county of san francisco. it can we take this same house same call? same house same call, item passes. madam clerk, can you read item 9? >> approve the final report of the central freeway and octavia circulation study. >> there any member of the public who would like to speak on this item? please come forward. you have three minutes. >>> good morning, commissioners. >> is the mic -- >>> now it's on, thank you. good morning, commissioners. my name is jackie. i'm a member of the citizens advisory committee for the transportation authority. we heard this item at our last cac meeting and i attended last week's plans and programs committee meeting. the one thing that was not brought up as far as the octavia boulevard study, you have to remember there are a lot of senior and disabled individuals that live along this corridor that depend on safe walking, safe crossing the streets sort of thing. besides the fact there is also a major housing -- the housing authority, physical housing authority -- san franci
-roots party for the city. i'm not going to wax poetic or anything but it's incredible we reach i -- reached this point and i am still pinching myself and how we got to the success and of course everyone in the room had a big part of it and crucial ed harrington and commissioner avalos and i am the guy disoghtd show up in city call and be the community whip but there is so much more of an organization beneath like that like i'm a small piece of the iceberg and over the years we have been working on this there are key groups and we wouldn't have gotten this done. early on green peace, sierra club, global exchange, and bright line project and a new one and a large group which is the first crystallization of organizations all around the bay area to push for local clean energy and local clean alliance and without that group we also wouldn't be here and i want to put out the kudos to all those folks. they did incredible work. as to next steps i think the measure that was passed at the board of supervisors on the 18th was exactly the right way to pass it, and i am glad the amendments that got p
information for you. >> a few weeks after baltimore city reported $19 million they have brought in from speeding and red light cameras, stephanie rawlings blake is starting a task force to look into the system. >> lowell melser joins us live from northwest baltimore with details on the story. >> according to the mayor's office, the new task force that the mayor's farming has more to do with the effectiveness of the cameras and public outcry. the mayor says she wants to make sure that the cameras are doing their job in promoting public safety after some startling figures concerning pedestrian deaths. it was two weeks ago when the city discovered the money from the seven dozen speed and red light cameras have brought in $19.20 million. it had only budgeted for $15 million. the numbers may have raised questions about the cameras prompting khmer rawlings blake to establish a task force to take a closer look at the cameras to make sure they are being used to match the promote traffic safety. >> we have kids who need to be safe going to and from school. we want to make sure that we're using o
in a summary of some upcoming events, this past saturday, we were joined by supervisor scott wiener, the city field's foundation, supervisor compost for the reopening of the mission playgrounds, this is a 7 and a half million dollar renovation funded by the 2008 clean and neighborhood safe bond, it includes new play equipment, i think a first of its kind in our own system water play feature, i think it is the only water play -- we have something -- it is the only sort of major water play feature in a playground, artist designed fence panels, repaved tennis and basketball courts with fencing, energy efficient sports lighting, new planting irrigation and a clubhouse renovation that is going to be utilized as our inclusion ne'er and adaptive recreation center, so all of our children who have special needs and need some form of adaptive recreation assistance will be assessed at this new site citywide, it is a beautiful and joyous space, mission playground is q>on 19t and valencia, and it was formerly a strangely designed broken up space that felt unwelcoming and frankly unsafe, and to be out the
access for the entire city, the design of the space was approved by this commission to have minimal impacts on union square park, no shadow impact, so we believe at this stage, it's critical to move forward with approving this phase of the plan. spur conducted a -- convened a work group to really look at the cost effectiveness of how to keep the central subway project its most cost effective and maintaining our schedule for construction costs is really the best way to contain construction costs, so we really encourage the commission to approve this phase of the project and really get this project done. thank you. >> thank you. >> is there any other public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. >> thank you. i might have a question of the city attorney that relates to the previous pecker's objection that the resolution violates the charter section 4.113 (2), can you opine? >> certainly, commissioner? i believe the section of the charter referenced by the speaker prohibits the non-recreational or non-park use of park property would require approval of the voter's
for the city, i hope that you approve it. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> taguan louis time. >> i just wanted to voice my support for this project because i love these guys, i walk into that restaurant, i go to wood house often and you can really feel the community that they build there and i think that they would do a great job up in the marina and i would love to sit and eat a fish taco there. thank you. >> thank you. >> jake hair. >> my name is jake, i'm the manager of the fill mo*r location, i was not born and raised in san francisco. i'm from a small country town, my father and i built our house with two hands, we're very close with my family and i think those facts are one of the main reasons why they hired me, to be friendly, to push the community atmosphere that the restaurants have and i know that it is intensely important for the restaurants to be integrate in the community and i know that the new location would be just that. i am in complete support. >> thank you. >> is there any other public comment on this item? >> hello, commissioners and thank you for the opportunity to
of economic office, lewis stewart, gale maderas, qb3's regkelly and esteemed colleagues of the city and dr. andres bush and the drug discovery leadership and our employees for joining us on this exciting occasion, the next step of expanding the innovation in mission bay. today is notust about the launch coelaborate , but thanks to mission bay's reputation as the hub, the area has become one of the most dynamic clusters of scientific innovation as witnessed by pfizer and the continued expansion of nektar and growing start-up companies that number over 30 many mission bay alone complimented by ucsf and three new hospitals here in mission bay. we're thrilled as of today mission bay can add the colaborator to its growing in the area and for bayer this is another step in the company's greatest history of leadership and development and our partnering of life science firms. today we'll start the clock on what we'll hope will be a longlar of collaboration between bay area and the most innovative companies in the area. before we introduce the first companies to occupy the area -- -- >> thank you
crime has gone up, the theft of cell phone account for half of all of the robberies in the city this year. ktvu's patty lee is in one san francisco neighborhood that has been hit especially hard. patty? >> folks in this neighborhood can't stop talking about an incident that involves the theft of an ipad yesterday. the suspects in that case have been arrested but we found out this may not be their first time. >> reporter: this warns students about a cell phone robbery yesterday afternoon. the description of the suspects similar to the men arrested yesterday for stealing an ipad. the description of the vehicles in both incidents are similar. a silver muraidies benz-- mercedes-benz. police would not discuss the specifics but according to the san francisco police department, there have been 200- 0374 robberies -- 2,374 robberies. 1,199 have involved cell phones. >> we realized this is reaching epidemic proportions. >> reporter: she was beaten up last month. her cell phone stolen. she was also targeted. incidents that took seconds but will stay with them forever. >> people are walkin
is covered by federal law and that we as a city cannot get into the business of micro managing how business -- individual businesses manage these accounts because if we were to do that, we would be in violation of federal law. as you may recall, at the time that this was introduced, what we thought was a very simple piece of legislation turned out to be one of the most controversial pieces of legislation for that year, that legislation was approved by the board of supervisors but much to our surprise and disappointment, the mayor vetoed that legislation in october of 2011 and then following that veto, there was an amendment that was introduced by the mayor work witching a number of my colleagues including president david chu here and supervisor mali ya cohen, and they introduced and passed a compromise version of the legislation that went into effect earlier this year in 2012, that legislation in my view and we believe that the reports from both the civil grand jury and the office of labor standards and enforcement will demonstrate this, that that compromised legislation that was passed and
. these are public schools that have been selected throughout the city. we're reaching kindergarten, first, second, and fourth with the safe walking and biking. and we participate in bike to school day in the spring. and walk to school is in october. hopefully a lot of you will come out and partner in that. sellita mentioned we partner in the "light of the night" campaign. we give out more than a thousand bike lights to folks who need them. people who are riding at night without bikes. we know that is a serious hazard. we're out with the police department, with the m.t.a., not just giving out lights, but installing them. we don't let you ride away with light in hand. we install it on your bicycle. we hope to do a lot more in spanish and cantonese language. we're hiring at the bicycling coalition for a spanish-speaking community organizer. we would be excited to have someone on staff who can lead our work in spanish. we want to knowledge there were challenges. if it were all light and easy, you probably wouldn't invited me to speak and talk about the challenges. we have reality challenges and image
you. i have questions for the puc and for the city attorney. and i will preface this in terms of the amendments offered and it seems like it's the first two that are at issue, since it looks like the the puc is agreeing to the third. to me, i think they're very good arguments on both sides of this, and i know that, you know, there are a lot of people who would like to see this voted up or down, either move forward with the program or we don't move forward with the program and after all the years that the agency has put into this program, i certainly think that they're entitled to know whether the program is important or not. what i don't want to do is send them back with something passed, and signed into law, that's going to cause them to sort of spin around chasing their tails and ultimately the program doesn't happen because what we've inserted in is a poison pill. i'm not interested in putting any poison pills in here so i have some questions, i'm trying to ferret out whether particularly the second one -- i guess one and two, are poison pills, and also if there are ways th
of -- critical mass when bicyclists come together and ride in a huge group on city streets the last friday of every month. the first year 20 years ago 50 bicyclists took part now it is hundreds sometimes thousands. participants say they do it to make a point with divers to share the road. not everybody sees the message. it can make for a frustrating commute for drivers. then those looking at the bigger picture of how cyclists interact with the city one man told us he didn't like the city's bike plan. >> all day everyday motorists are bullying bicyclists. once a month we turn the table not to bully we are here, respect us for once a month for a few hours. >> one of the problems with the bike plan is it takes away traffic lanes and street parking on busy city streets that creates a problem. an environmental impact. >> reporter: critical mass is typically peaceful, in years past, there have been fights and police have arrested bicyclists for traffic violations and even assaults. san francisco police chief tells us there will be extra patrols on duty tonight. police officers will be out on mot
of critical mass. the month would like what was started back in 1992 to protest the dominance of cars on city streets >>> run the bay area weather was we had some big changes come in for the weekend. this could be the hottest weekend we've seen all september. that looks like we're going to see some to the butchers creek up all around the bay area. already 61 degrees and ever more. the atmosphere is starting to warm up. but after then it's back into the 80s if you 90s by the afternoon. over the weekend stopped at the pictures are really going to spike. >>> of and that there is benefit of accident. all loans are backed open on no. 1101. does he concede these are live drug * everything is forbidden clear. repeal of look at the golden gate bridge a lot of fog this morning. at 7 to be well as across in the span. hawks would have some more road work on the connector ramp hit from to 80 at towards 92. but the dukes of ron doran or work. this lens brought in the east of lanes of highway 4. west of highway 4 for nt and is already seeing a few bright lights as you make your way past the exit. >>> a mas
that this is also for you for lending us if these fine men and women for their time when they are serving the city as san francisco police officers, because they will -- when you hear these stories, it will take your breath away. nobody would blame them for not if they had, and they did not. you have heard enough of me, so let's get to storytelling and recognition. thank you all for coming. [applause] >> thank you, chief. commissioner president mazzucco: . president mazzucco: thank you. after watching your vision, i am a little nervous. i drove with him today. on behalf of the san francisco police commission, i want to thank you all for coming here this evening. it is an honor to stand before the police officers this evening, and i am humbled by it. when you hear their acts of valor, a chill will run up your spine. these men and women who have joined the police department to serve the city took an extra step, and i was actually the commissioner president during the voting for each and every one of these metals. a little bit about the process. in this process the only people allowed in the room are
, but it is also in our newsletter. these are the top 20 or worst intersections in the city, for collisions. for vulnerable people being hit and injured. it means people walking and biking in 2011, getting hit and injured. these are injury collisions. i bet these won't surprise you. a lot of them are on market street. number one is market noctavia. these are not surprises. most of them are not new areas of problems. i highlight these to transition to enforcement. as much as we educate and campaign and talk, there is still a role for enforcement. we've been working with the police department and your agency to focus on smart enforcement. the police surely don't have enough resources to be everywhere every minute. where do you put your energy. we think you should be putting your energy here. if we know these 20 intersections -- they're not all intersections, 20 locations are the worst and the most problematic, are where most people get hurt and should height vulnerable road users, people walking and biking, are 30 times more likely to be hurt at one of these intersections. if we know these ar
that way. and writing a song is very -- it's very similar to writing a thesis. and also i think this city -- this country should be a bilingual country. you know, the people who argue about that, it would be trivial. we should speak english. because what i notice, i remember watching a program and the youth, he was 14, he said i don't want to learn a foreign language. but he's out there in the streets. if you go to prison, hopefully not, knowing a foreign language can save your life. or if you want to do something else with your life, knowing a foreign language can help you make more money. so, i think we need to explore other angles. we need to be more career orientated because now we're in the technology age and i don't even think the school system is there. so, that solution right there, u see kids making videos all the time. so, you know, we need to explore -- you need to be open minded and i don't have enough time to really convey my point so, thank y'all. >> thank you, sir. next speaker. >>> with gratitude for everybody that's here, it's a beautiful day. and regarding the illusory n
believe is a reasonable risk for the city to take. what we're saying is that if the program is not working, and we decide to collapse it, and the price of renewable power goes down, so that shell would lose money by backing out -- if we backed out of this our liability is capped at 15 million. given market conditions it seems highly unlikely the price of renewable power will be decreasing when everybody is mandated to buy more but there is a cap should something go wrong. if the program is successful and we decide as to kill it and once again shell loses money there is no cap on that but that is our choice to do and that would be to kill a successful program for no reason and lose money. the ratepayer aspects and financial aspects, most of the money as you can see is going to buy the power itself. that's the point of this but there are funds to make sure that we are paying pg&e for their work on this, and for marketing outreach education effort. and this shows you that about 43% of people in san francisco are what we call tier one, the lowest users of power in san francisco. they would pay
that consumer protection is the objective here, that the best thing that we can give consumers in the city and county of san francisco is a choice, and that's what this is about. about a meaningful choice, and a meaningful choice is making sure that the energy future of this city does not rest solely in the hands of one company. it is truly about consumer protection in my view, and because of that i think that we need to move forward with this. and to the extent that the numbers -- you know, there was a question about whether or not the numbers add up or don't add up. i am not a financial expert. but on that point i am very comfortable deferring to the judgment of ed harrington. you know, ed harrington served as controller of the city and county of san francisco from 1991 to 2008. appointed and recommended by the entire board of supervisors, by mayor after mayor. he is a certified public accountant. and he also served as president of the government finance officers association of the united states, and canada. i feel pretty -- i feel pretty comfortable trusting ed harrington on whether or
. there are only three other cities in the world that do that. new york, toronto, and berlin. i have been to all three and they are not nearly the same size as well we produced, or nearly as diverse. what we are always thinking about is what we are offering people that is so quintessentially san francisco that we get -- it cannot be gotten anywhere else. we are also told the switching of the entertainment this year. we have dance areas where the slides used to be. i think that for us it is about making sure that people, even if they came to san francisco in particular five years ago, that they are not experiencing the fight -- the same thing. it speaks to one of the priorities. the never-ending city. or something. i do not remember, exactly, but it is the same basic concept. even if you come here several times over and over, you will not have the same experience. as we do that, enhancing certain things. live stages have big-name bands. headlining the folsom street fair, people are now looking forward to our entertainment in ways they did not 10 years ago. >> commander, how do we prepared to assi
of an ancient stream on mars. >>> and circular sensation. new york city makes plans for the world's largest ferris new york city makes plans for the world's largest ferris wheel. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with the red line. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has told the united nations that the world has until next summer to stop iran from building a nuclear weapon. the white house reacted by saying the u.s. shares israel's goal of stopping that from happening but so far it has refused to set an ultimatum. nbc's danielle leigh reports. >> reporter: from a fight over the west bank to fears about iran's nuclear program, israeli's prime minister benjamin netanyahu spoke under pressure before the united nations. >> today a great battle is being waged. >> reporter: just one day after iran's president mahmoud amadinejad spoke, he netanyahu delivered an ultimatum. >> a red line should be drawn right here before, before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> reporter
creek nightclub said he will fight city club night managers. he is the owner of a lounge. on october 25th, he's supposed to meet with the city planning commission to try to stop the force of a conditional use permit. it's the second time in a year the permit has been imposed on that location. it sets an earlier start time and he said the city is trying to force him to shut down and he says the city is not friendly to small business owners. >>> today's work on the b.a.r.t. extension is being done at kato and warren avenue and fremont. the project is expected to enhance the area on widening mission boulevard. crews will be installing b.a.r.t. bridges and warren avenue. work is scheduled to be finished in early 2015. b.a.r.t. to san jose. >>> and we just had breaking news in san jose. what just happened sal? >> a fire in san jose here. it's a house fire reported on mulberry lane in san jose. now, this is in the willow glen area of san jose. the fire has gone to two alarms now. we're gonna get you more information. but if you do see smoke rising, that is exactly what's going on. we have a c
. >> supervisor kim: i want to amend motion 21. we've recently had discussions between our office, the city attorney, sfpd alcohol licensing unit and the rocksie theater. to give history to this license the application before us, this applicant came to us over a year ago, when our offices working to amend the mission alcohol special use district to exclude bowling alleys and single screen theaters. we did this because in one part we've heard from the neighborhood they would like to see these types of businesses thrive in the area but also we want to figure out ways to help businesses that are struggling venture into other ways to raise revenue like our independent single screen theaters that are so important historically to our community. i understand that this resolution passed out of -- however the applicant was unaware at the time that it would take an additional year to be able to serve alcohol in the theater proper. in fact they believed they would be able to amend these conditions quickly as soon as they received the license in hand. unfortunately as you know, when working with our sm
believe he was infected in the city or another bay area county. >> there is another native drawing crowds in oakland it's not the waters drn s sh -- warriors star this, is a little guy he just left his mother's house. so cute. is positioned in the wild australia exhibit going to have up to three and a half acres to roam. >> that would be bad. >> and jaim is joey. joey the joey. >> and let's talk about the weather. >> and there is weather going to be wonderful for joey the joey. and for us humans as well. there is a beautiful shot from santa cruz. there is not exactly beach weather. fog hanging on. high temperatures there holding in the 60s this afternoon z that is all about to change. break out shorts and flip flops. getting ready to hit the beach this weekend it's going to get warm looking from our east bay camera. there is fog there. the corner stayed shallow meaning dense fog again and checking out live doppler 7 and at the coastline, it's foggy now. sunny skies inland. and highs so far running into low 90s coastal areas into mid to upper 50s everyone noticing a warm up at the coast by
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